Chippy goes hands-on with a video overview of the sleek Archos 9!

Posted on 22 September 2009 by

archos 9 One of the more intriguing devices that we’ve been waiting to find out more about is the Archos 9 slate ultra mobile PC [Portal page]. Have a look at Chippy’s hands on, straight from IDF 2009:

Looks pretty darn slick if you ask me. I’m really happy to see the optical mouse; it will definitely improve usability over having just the touchscreen for input. Don’t forget – this thing is running Windows 7. I’m pretty disappointed to see a lack of physical keyboard on the Archos 9. No keyboard physical means some seriously reduced usability for normal computing applications, but the nice inline stand could make this a nice table-top media device. If you carried this puppy around with a foldable BT keyboard, you’d have a very slick piece of kit for mobile computing.

I think I’d personally rather see this device running a custom OS with polished touch based software and a reasonable price. The price hasn’t been announced yet, but Chippy puts the unit around 600 Euros, available pretty soon. More info as we get it.

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Lang says:

    New article: Chippy goes hands-on with a video overview of the sleek Archos 9! http://cli.gs/4R6sp

  2. Britman says:

    That is looking sweet. The price might be an issue, €600 for a 32GB SSD isn’t too bad I guess but if its that price for a crappy HDD version the no thanks I’ll buy a viliv.

  3. alese says:

    As far as I remember, Archos was saying that the price should be in Netbook range – around 450 EUR – probably for the entry level device.

  4. Mark Hirsch says:

    Chippy goes hands-on with a video overview of the sleek Archos 9! http://bit.ly/1725gY

  5. DavidC1 says:

    The device looks beautiful. And I also like the on-screen keyboard. If not for functionality, for design(yea I know how weird that sounds).

  6. josh says:

    http://www.umpcportal.com/2009/09/chippy-goes-hands-on-with-a-video-overview-of-the-sleek-archos-9/

  7. Gavi Muñoz says:

    RT @ACNNA: De acuerdo al modelo de estándares de la calidad educativa, en el aula se trabajará con sistema de metas: http://bit.ly/eKE9Y

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